God Bless the Child Lyrics

Aretha Franklin


publisher: ©CARLIN AMERICA INC
writers: Arthur Herzog Jr. Billie Holiday
album: Track 15 in album The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging
release date: 1962
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length: 3:03
arranger: Robert Mersey
conductor: Robert Mersey
producer: Robert Mersey
writer: Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.

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Them that's got shall get
Them that's not shall lose
So the Bible said and it still is news
Mama may have, papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own

Yes, the strong gets more
While the weak ones fade
Empty pockets don't ever make the grade
Mama may have, papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own

Money, you've got lots of friends
Crowding round the door
When you're gone, spending ends
They don't come no more
Rich relations give
Crust of bread and such
You can help yourself
But don't take too much
Mama may have, papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own

Mama may have, papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own
He just worry 'bout nothin'
'Cause he's got his own

Track Listing

  • 1 Don't Cry Baby
  • 2 Try a Little Tenderness
  • 3 I Apologise
  • 4 Without the One You Love
  • 5 Look for the Silver Lining
  • 6 I'm Sitting on Top of the World
  • 7 Just for a Thrill
  • 8 God Bless the Child
  • 9 I'm Wandering
  • 10 How Deep Is the Ocean
  • 11 I Don't Know You Anymore
  • 12 Lover Come Back to Me